Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (7): 102 doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0430-0

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Investigation of high-temperature-resistant rhenium–boron neutron shields by experimental studies and Monte Carlo simulations

Turgay Korkut 1, Hatun Korkut 1, Bünyamin Aygün 2, Özkan Bayram 3, Abdulhalik Karabulut 2,4   

  1. 1 Department of Nuclear Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sinop University, 57000 Sinop, Turkey
    2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Atatürk University, 25040 Erzurum, Turkey
    3 Department of Materials Sciences and Nanotechnology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bayburt University, 69000 Bayburt, Turkey
    4 Ag?r? I˙brahim Çeçen University, 04000 Agr?, Turkey
  • Contact: Turgay Korkut E-mail:turgaykorkut@hotmail.com
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    This work was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (No: 111T764).

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Turgay Korkut, Hatun Korkut, Bünyamin Aygün, ?zkan Bayram, Abdulhalik Karabulut. Investigation of high-temperature-resistant rhenium–boron neutron shields by experimental studies and Monte Carlo simulations.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2018, 29(7): 102     doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0430-0
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Abstract:

In this study, novel rhenium–boron neutronshielding high-temperature-resistant materials were designed. The considered samples, Re60–B40, Re58–B42, Re50–B50, and Re40–B60, with different concentrations of rhenium and boron were investigated to elucidate their neutron-shielding performances, and compare them with well-known neutron-shielding materials such as the 316LN quality nuclear steel. In addition to the experimental studies, Monte Carlo simulations were performed using the FLUKA and GEANT4 codes, where 4.5-MeV neutrons emitted by a 241Am–Be source were employed. Experimental equivalent dose rates, simulated track lengths, energy balances, and neutron mass absorption cross sections were discussed in detail.

Key words: Rhenium, Boron, Nuclear protection, Neutrons, Monte Carlo simulation